Rheinradweg in NRW, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia

Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Let your­self be in­spired by our top­ics for a spe­cial cyc­ling ex­per­i­ence in NRW! There are plenty of sights to be seen dir­ectly from the cycle paths.

Weser Cycle Path

Along the river through the Weser Up­lands to the North Sea

Hit the north! Idyll­ic river­side paths and low-moun­tain sec­tions lead cyc­lists from the Weser Up­lands to the North Sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A jour­ney through ro­mant­ic land­scapes and Rhine met­ro­pol­ises: the most ex­cit­ing stretch of the 1,320-kilo­metre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path

An ideal route for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists

The Lahn Val­ley Cycle Path fol­lows the en­tire length of the Lahn. It is suit­able for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists as well as more seasoned cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path

Five reser­voirs on one cycle route

Low-gradi­ent rail­way lines al­low cyc­lists to dis­cov­er Ber­gisches Land at a leis­urely pace. The Wa­ter Quin­tet Cycle Path re­wards cy-clists with beau­ti­ful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path

From idyll­ic land­scapes to in­dus­tri­al her­it­age

From in­dus­tri­al her­it­age and vi­brant cit­ies to idyll­ic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path passes many dif­fer­ent towns on its way through Sauer­land and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Site, the Her­mann monu­ment, flam­in­gos and at­tract­ive cit­ies like Mün­ster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path con­nects many of West­phalia’s top at­trac­tions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Three Rivers Tour

Met­ro­pol­it­an flair, tran­quil coun­tryside and his­tor­ic vil­lages

This cir­cu­lar cycle route not only con­nects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also jux­ta­poses large cit­ies with his­tor­ic vil­lages, and Ro-man re­mains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Eder Cycle Path

The en­tire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaarge­birge

With no ma­jor as­cents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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100-Castles-Route

Al­most 1,000 kilo­metres of cycle path through ro­mantic Mün­ster­land

Ro­mant­ic strong­holds and im­pos­ing stately homes: Cyc­lists can ex­per­i­en­ce the re­gion’s mag­ni­fi­cent ar­chi­tec­ture on Mün­ster­länd’s 100-Castles-Route.

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